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Helmet of Lee Arnold Petty

Flag of U.S.A. Lee Arnold Petty

nationality American born March 14, 1914 hometown Randleman, North Carolina died April 5, 2000 place of death Greensboro, North Carolina

Racing highlights

19591stNASCAR Grand National
19581stNASCAR Grand National
19553rdNASCAR Grand National
19541stNASCAR Grand National
19532ndNASCAR Grand National
19523rdNASCAR Grand National
19503rdNASCAR Grand National
19492ndNASCAR Strictly Stock

Racing career summary

Races entered455
Wins56
Podiums164
Pole positions19
Fastest laps0
Race win percentage12.3%
Podium percentage36%

Driver relations

Father of Richard Petty. Father of Maurice Petty. Grandfather of Kyle Petty. Grandfather of Ritchie Petty.

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

1964Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1963Racing3 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1962Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1961Racing3 races1 win2 podiums1 pole positions? fastest race laps
1960Racing39 races5 wins14 podiums3 pole position? fastest race laps
1959Racing46 races12 wins24 podiums2 pole position? fastest race laps
1958Racing57 races8 wins20 podiums5 pole position? fastest race laps
1957Racing58 races4 wins16 podiums3 pole position0 fastest race laps
1956Racing47 races2 wins9 podiums1 pole positions? fastest race laps
1955Racing42 races6 wins15 podiums1 pole positions? fastest race laps
1954Racing34 races7 wins17 podiums3 pole position? fastest race laps
1953Racing36 races5 wins19 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1952Racing32 races3 wins14 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1951Racing32 races1 win7 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1950Racing17 races1 win4 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1949Racing6 races1 win3 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Lee Arnold Petty

1964 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
109th244
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Plymouth

1963 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
82nd800
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Plymouth

1962 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
73rd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Plymouth

1961 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
104th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3121?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Plymouth

1960 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
6th14510
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
395143?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Plymouth

1959 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
1st11792
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4211232?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Oldsmobile
Plymouth

1959 NASCAR Convertible Series

PositionPointsTeam
30th1028
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Oldsmobile
Plymouth

1958 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
1st12232
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
507164?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Oldsmobile

1958 NASCAR Convertible Series

PositionPointsTeam
18th2126Petty Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
7141?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Oldsmobile

1957 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
4th8528
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
414113?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Oldsmobile
Dodge

1957 NASCAR Convertible Series

PositionPointsTeam
13th3490Petty Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
170500
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
'57 Oldsmobile
Click to show race results for NASCAR Convertible Series 1957.

1956 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
4th8324
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
47291?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge
Ford

1955 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
3rd7194
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
426151?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chrysler
Dodge

1954 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
1st8649
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
347173?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chrysler
Oldsmobile
Dodge

1953 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
2nd7814
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
365190?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge

1952 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
3rd6498.5
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
323140?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chrysler
Lincoln
Plymouth

1951 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
4th2392.25
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
32170?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Plymouth

1950 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
3rd1590
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
17140?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Plymouth

1949 NASCAR Strictly Stock

PositionPointsTeam
2nd725Petty Enterprises
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
6130?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
'46 Buick
'49 Plymouth
Click to show race results for NASCAR Strictly Stock 1949.
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